Empowering female entrepreneurs in India

Gender inequality, poverty, and poor education are some of the world’s most pressing issues, according to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We have teamed up with the Swedish organization Hand in Hand to help women get equal rights to education, thrive to their fullest potential, and pave their own way out of poverty.

Being economically independent is still a luxury for many women around the globe. Providing not only for themselves, but their families, is a substantial challenge that many women face every day. To make a difference in these lives, we are proud to sponsor a village in India, empowering women to start their own businesses and kick-start their journey towards an independent life.

Through education and entrepreneurship, Hand in Hand encourages women to recognize their entrepreneurial potential while highlighting the crucial social and economic impact these women can have on their families and society as a whole. Based on a self-help model, Hand in Hand helps each woman develop the skills necessary to start and run a business - from finding a business model to managing finances and marketing. Over the course of a year, the women are provided with the knowledge and tools they need to launch their own business and take responsibility for their economic independence.

By sponsoring the village in India, we are excited to support approximately 150 women who are paving their way out of poverty, and to play a part in the launch of nearly 100 businesses each year!